Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase
- Condition: Used
- Make: Rolls-Royce
- Model: Silver Shadow
- SubModel: Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Tan
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 107,605
- VIN: LRE23820
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 6.75
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Biscuit
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
- Options: Cassette Player, CD Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase
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As avid Rolls-Royce collectors/owners, e have had the privilege of owning twelve (yes an even dozen) Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motorcars. A wise person once said ‘you don’t own a Rolls, ou are the caretaker of a Rolls”. Truer words have never been spoken as over 65% of all Rolls-Royce’s ever built (since 1904) are still on the road, ence the term Caretaker.
We have enjoyed the caretaking and driving enjoyment of our vintage cars and certainly would not consider selling them unless it was truly time to transfer the enjoyment to another. That time has come as we cannot renew the lease on our large garage where they live. So—available for sale are five of our collection. We aren’t E-Bay experts, ut if you click on ‘other items for sale by this seller’ you’ll find the rest of the collection for your consideration.
Listed here for sale is our 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long WheelBase. (in 1977 Rolls changed the name of the Long WheelBase Shadow to Silver Wraith II). Less than 10% of the Silver Shadow’s built are LWB’s which makes this model so much in demand and valuable. The Long Wheelbase model is approximately 4 inches longer which provides much more legroom and the overall exterior is of the proper proportions. The LWB also is fitted with a much smaller rear window which gives additional privacy and the limousine look. All LWB Rolls have a top covered in Everflex fabric and includes an additional Rolls-Royce Badge on each side to remind you that you are about to enter the finest Motorcar of the ‘70’s! This car is was built in Crewe, ngland and finished in classic Rolls-Royce Black with a Biscuit Everflex Coach Top and Biscuit Connelly Hides.
We purchased this Rolls in October 1999 from the McCormick Classic Car Auction in Palm Springs, a. Although we don’t know much about the history of this car, t seems to be very special. It has an extremely rare (and very expensive) wooden steering wheel built by Rolls-Royce. They were usually only on coachbuilt Corniches. Also the interior wood is exceptionally grained—much deeper and more beautiful than any other Shadow we’ve ever seen. We had all the wood pulled and refinished 5 years ago and is absolutely exquisite. The red carpet with the matching piping sets off the biscuit interior beautifully.
We spent over $21,000 at Symbolic Motors (they were the Rolls-Royce Dealer in San Diego) making this car purr perfectly. Then it overheated and ruined the internal parts of the engine. Symbolic then paid for the engine to be totally rebuilt including over $10,000 just in parts. There are approximately 7,000 miles since the rebuild and she purrs.
We removed the 8 track player and had installed a Sony am/fm cassette, ingle play cd as well as a multi-disk player in the trunk. All speakers were removed and Cerwin Vega Studio speakers were installed in the interior as well a custom bass speaker and the accompanying set of amps installed in the boot (trunk). This car rocks! The paint was awesome as is the pin striping, et we have spent thousands colorsanding and finishing to bring up the exceptional lustre. She is truly a Beauty! She has a great set of Vogue Tyres with less than 5,000 miles on them. The Everflex top is excellent, he a/c blows ice cold (newer compressor), eats, indows, ruise control—all issues on a car this age--- work flawlessly. Only the door locks stick occasionally---but free up after you drive her for a day. You’ll be surprised how smooth 80+ feels in this Silver Shadow with Vogue Tyres!
Actual mileage on the Rolls is unknown. She was purchased from an auction and the odometer (like all Rolls up to 1977) doesn’t have the 100k mile marker. Currently the odometer reads 7,605---and I have no reason to believe this isn’t 107,605 with approximately 7,000 on the rebuilt engine. She drives like a solid Shadow of under 100k miles should: straight down the road, ots of power, olid braking, nd her hydraulic ride control keeps her ‘on her lines’ at all times.
Since owning her, e have gone through her completely to be sure she is mechanically sound. All fluids including a full servicing of her complex hydraulic braking and load leveling systems has been accomplished. You’ll notice a pic of the hydraulic tank—very hard to see the fluid level because it is so fresh and clean! We have a retired Rolls-Royce Trained Mechanic to help maintain all our fine vehicles. We aren’t experts in the business of auto maintenance, ut between our mechanic’s 40 years of experience as well as our education in owning 12 of these beauties, e feel confident this Rolls is in great shape and would drive this car anywhere, ut she is sold as is where is.
She is absolutely gorgeous as you can see in the detailed pictures. In my opinion, he meets the Hagerty description somewhere between Concours and Excellent. She is complete with a new battery and very reliable. We are proud long term and active members of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club and proudly take her on many Club outings.
You will be astonished at the ‘thumbs up’ you will receive driving her around town and you’ll always find her parked ‘up front’ by the valet’s as she is truly a stately and beautiful Rolls-Royce.
Feel free to email, all or text any questions and I’ll get back to you quickly. My cell is 619-300-4274 Rick. Thank you for taking the time to review this fantastic LWB Silver Shadow and welcome you to come to San Diego and see her in person!